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Liz Porter

Producer/Performance storyteller/Disability adviser

Over the past 15 years I have gained a wide range of experience working with organizations such as Shape, Dada-South, EXTANT, RNIB, English Heritage, Screen South, Improbable, in schools museums galleries parks festivals.

I strive to weave access and inclusion into all aspects of my work. For example:

  • Within my role as Disability Adviser for Creative landscapes (another Accentuate project) encouraging Heritage Open day event organizers to explore and think about accessible interpretation for their sites.

  • Production work such as with Improbable last year when I assisted in producing Lifegame at the Lyric, organizing performers contracts access provision, workshop programme, marketing and hospitality etc

  • Leading and facilitating access focus groups, including booking BSL interpreters, audio describers transport etc.

Liz Porter telling a tale in a school; pupils hands and heads can be seen.
  • In performance storytelling, devising and delivering performance programmes, object handling sessions, story trails activities to bring collections and visual arts exhibitions to life through story and song and collaborative work with other artists

My CV’s below will give you an idea of my background and experience

Liz in costume in a yurt.

Performance storytelling

Stories are important because they preserve the past reveal the present and create the future’ (Taffy Thomas, the current storytelling laureate)

I believe our stories as images of ourselves enrich our lives and form a central part of the cultural fabric of the social history of disability. They matter and are a strong source of inspiration to me. I’m happy to develop bespoke storytelling programmes for you. I’m particularly interested in exploring the representation of disability in story, in schools museum and outside arts work. I have a number of ideas that I would like to get off the ground.

Please do get in touch. Liz Porter portertales@btinternet.com Mobile:(07824 344828)

Liz Porter storyteller CV (167 Kb) download file
Liz Porter Arts developer & producer CV (37 Kb) download file